I am a mixed media artist, bead embroidery artist, and jewelry designer. I work primarily with ancient, antique and vintage glass beads, metal, glass, fiber, stone, bone, wood and other fascinating tactile objects and “ingredients”, as well as with clay, paint, paper…and more. I have been designing and selling my artwork and jewelry at art shows and in galleries and shops for over 30 years. A Colorado native, born and raised in Denver, I grew up surrounded by art and by generations of artists in my family. In my heart and soul, art is as vital to our survival and to our ability to thrive as the basics such as food, shelter, love…art opens our minds and our hearts and enables us to grow, to understand and to imagine. I cannot imagine a world without art. Art is life.